11/09/13 120 W - + 9 - 8 Video: Flugzeugschlepper Goldhofer AST-1

Here's your specialty vehicle video of the day, a Goldhofer AST-1 airplane tug. What's so special about this special vehicle? This was developed to help push/pull the Airbus A380, the new commercial jet that's larger and heavier than a Boeing 747. This specialized tractor can tow a craft that weighs over one million pounds when fully loaded. The video's in German, but still pretty cool. Check out the reversible driver's seat and console! Next question, what sort of aircraft rescue and firefighter techniques and/or equipment have had to evolve, to prepare for the A380? And how about some trivia? What famous science-fiction film featured a future military vehicle based on an airport tug? 

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